Dessert Pizza with Mascarpone and Nutella

Circle B Kitchen

I love using my vanilla sugar in this, so if you have that, by all means use it! To make vanilla sugar, just save up some vanilla beans from which you’ve already extracted the seeds. Fill a 2 cup container with sugar and stuff your vanilla beans down into the sugar. Seal tightly and keep for a couple of weeks. Just replenish as you use the sugar.

Homemade or store-bought pizza dough

For each 12-inch pizza…

4 oz mascarpone cheese (1/2 of an 8-oz tub)

3 tablespoons of sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 to 3 cups of berries (I used strawberries, blueberries, blackberries)

1/3 cup Nutella

Optional toppings: mint leaves, toasted pine nuts, raspberries, or substitute fresh, sliced peaches for the berries

Preheat your oven to 450 or 500 degrees.

Whisk together the mascarpone cheese, sugar and vanilla. Spread ¾ of this over the pizza dough. Slice your strawberries in half and lay them cut side down over the mascarpone. Sprinkle the blueberries and blackberries over this. Bake in a preheated oven until the crust is puffed and golden brown.

Warm the nutella in the microwave for a few seconds and drizzle this over the pizza. Drizzle the rest of the mascarpone mixture over the top of that and enjoy!